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glycosphingolipid

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noun gly·co·sphin·go·lip·id \ˌglī-kō-ˌsfiŋ-gō-ˈlip-əd\

Medical Definition of glycosphingolipid

  1. :  any of various lipids (as a cerebroside or a ganglioside) which are derivatives of ceramides, do not contain the phosphorus or the extra nitrogenous base of the sphingomyelins, and do contain a carbohydrate (as glucose), and some of which accumulate in disorders of lipid metabolism (as Tay-Sachs disease)


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